Throughout CREC Academy of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary School in Rocky Hill, Conn., scientific wonder inspires the design and encourages exploration for grades pre-K through five. The radial layout provides a safe student gathering and play courtyard, separate from vehicular circulation. The interactive site also enables students to stand in the center of this courtyard to become the gnomon of a large sundial. During solstice and equinox events, students view the sun as it rises and sets through corridors that radiate from the center of the site.
Read more about the project and view a photo gallery of CREC Academy of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary School at SchoolDesigns.com.